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Minority in China
Minority in China

 
   Amdo Tour
 
[ GW-CA-001 ] Guiyang-Kaili-Langde-Xijiang-Datang-Rongjiang-Congjiang-Zhaoxing-
Sanjiang-Chenyan-Longsheng-Guilin-
Yangshuo ( 11 days )
Traveling deep into the mountain area of Guizhou, a province tucked away in Southwest China, we will explore traditional ethnic minority
villages inhabited by Miao and Dong groups, and travel further to meet the enigmatic Gejia people, who are unfamiliar to even the (Han) Chinese.
We will travel from one village to another, meeting colorfully dressed ethnic minority people selling goods in the markets, making tofu or
cultivating rice in their fields. If we are lucky, we might chance upon one of their vibrant festivals, which are held throughout the lunar calendar.
This trip offers a unique opportunity to spend time in one of China's most isolated regions, appreciating ancient architectural styles and local
customs of the ethnic minorities, while at the same time enjoying the unspoiled beauty of its mountains and valleys.
Day 1 Arrive
Guiyang
Arrive in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou. The guide will meet you at the airport. The rest of the day will be left open for
you to take a walk to Qianling Park to climb a thousand steps to the old Buddhist monastery. And visit Jiaxiu Pavilion
which is the symbol building of Guiyang. (D)
Day 2 Guiyang-
Kaili
Guizhou is nicknamed “the Kingdom of Mountains”, as 87% of its land is comprised of mountains and plateaus.
We will leave Guiyang in the morning to drive 200 km (125 mi) along scenic mountainous express way to Kaili - the
capital city of Guizhou southeast autonomous prefecture of Miao & Dong people. En route, visit Tonggu Miao village
noted as a peasant’s painting village. In the afternoon, visit Kaili folk museum to have an overview of the
<br /> minority groups in this prefecture. (B-L-D)
Day 3 Kaili
We will leave in the morning to visit Matang, a quiet village inhabited by the Gejia minority, where we will learn about
their culture, of which very little is known. In the afternoon, visit Qingman short-skirt Miao village. Family visit will be
arranged. Then, take a coach ride to Shiqiao village to see its traditional way of making paper. Take late afternoon
coach back to Kaili. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Kaili-
Langde-Xijiang
A short drive from Kaili along the Bala River will take us to the village of Langde, a real gem with traditional wooden
houses and waterwheels. After lunch we will continue our journey to Xijiang, the largest Miao village in China which is
located on the slope of mountain. We will stay overnight in the village. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Xijiang-
Datang-
Rongjiang
We will continue our drive via Leigong mountain to Rongjiang through Kaitun Terrace, where layers of terraced rice
fields form what appears to be a gigantic staircase on the side of a mountain. In the morning visit Datang short-skirt
Miao village. In the afternoon, explore a Shui people village in the deep valley of Leigong mountain. (B-L-D)
Day 6 Rongjiang-
Congjiang
We will take a 3-hour drive to Congjiang, stopping on the way at Basha, a small Miao village with very little signs of
modern influence. The people rarely venture out of the village except for selling firewood and shopping for daily
necessities in markets, and both men and women can be seen in traditional costumes, wearing their hair long. (B-L-
D)
Day 7 Congjiang-
Zhaoxing
A 6-hour drive will take us to Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households
and a population of 4000. The Dong can be recognized by their turbans (for men) and pleated skirts (for women). They
are also known for their architecture, particularly their drum towers, and Fengyuqiaos, or wind and rain bridges, which
are pavilions for sheltering people during bad weather. It owns 5 drum towers which symbolizes 5 different family
clans. (B-L-D)
Day 8 Zhaoxing-
Sanjiang-
Chenyang-
Sanjiang
From Zhaoxing we will continue our journey south into Guangxi Province to visit Sanjiang, a village inhabited
by the South Dong, one of the two subgroups of the Dong ethnic minority. In the morning, explore Tang’an Dong
village
. Upon arrival in Sanjiang, a short drive away will take us to Chenyang, a quaint little village with one of the
largest Fengyuqiaos in the region. Here we will explore the villages on foot. (B-L-D)
Day 9 Sanjiang-
Longsheng-Guilin
We will leave Chenyang in the morning to visit Longsheng, where the mountains are covered with terraced rice fields,
some of them reaching up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) peaks. We will drive to Guilin in the late afternoon. (B-L-D)
Day 10 Guilin-
Yangshuo-Guilin
Enjoy a cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a
chance to savor the lovely view of the area’s extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Back to
Guilin by car and visit the Reed Flute Cave. (B-L-D)
Day 11 Leave
Guilin
Be transferred to the airport and leave for the next station. (B) 
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
 
Hotel: 3-4star (or the same standard)
 
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
 
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 4750
¥ 1848
¥ 7140
¥ 2585
¥ 10759
¥ 2651
Shoulder Season
¥ 4728
¥ 1826
¥ 7118
¥ 2563
¥ 10737
¥ 2629
Low Season
¥ 4684
¥ 1782
¥ 7030
¥ 2475
¥ 10649
¥ 2541
 

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb

 
 
 
 


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